Moby Dick Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Moby Dick the Movie

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TV adaptation of Herman Melville's 1851 novel, starring a mesmerizing Stewart as the obsessive peg-legged Captain Ahab. Novice seaman Ishmael (Thomas) signs aboard the whaling ship Pequod, making friends with Polynesian native, harpooner Queequeg (Waretini). Soon enough Ishmael learns about the great white whale who claimed the captain's leg and Ahab's determination to seek revenge on the beast, no matter what the cost to himself, his crew, or the ship. Peck, who starred as Ahab in the 1956 movie version, takes on the role of Jonah-and-the-whale sermonizing Father Mapple.


Hallmark Home Entertainment, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (213)634-3000, Fax: (213)549-3760, Remarks: Lainie Handelman, Mktg.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 145 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Whales, Adventure Drama, Go Fish, Books to Film: Herman Melville, Deep Blue
Franc Roddam, Anton Diether
Patrick Stewart, Henry Thomas, Ted Levine, Piripi Waretini, Gregory Peck, Bill Hunter, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Norman D. Golden, Bruce Spence
David Connell
Franc Roddam
Christopher Gordon
Steve McGlothen, Sr. Robert Halmi, Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Fuchs, USA Pictures

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